U-Shaped Kitchen Designs: Pros and Cons

U-Shaped Kitchen Designs: Pros and Cons

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With cabinetry designed in a U-shape, this kitchen has three sides (walls/benches) and offers great storage options. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of having a U-Shape Kitchen.


• The U-shape kitchen is the happy medium of kitchens – it works in small and large spaces and creates an element of privacy while connecting well with the meals/living zones.

• This design is well-suited to home cooks as it offers convenient and easy access to all elements – stove, oven, fridge, pantry, sink.

• One side of the U-shape can be used for entertaining/food preparation, just as you would a breakfast bar or island bench.


• If space between the benches is too wide, moving from one side to the other can be a frustration for cooks.

• This shape is more common in older style and period homes, not modern style.

• Sometimes this design can feel visually bulky. To stop your U-shape kitchen from looking like a mass of cabinetry, consider placement of on-show appliances.

• Corner cabinetry can be tricky to access. To compensate, install wire-wear storage solutions for these hard-to-reach spots.

Consult Kellyville Kitchens today, for more information about U-shape Kitchen and other kitchen renovation services.


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